2020 Elections

The 2020 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Voting is an important part of our nation’s political system and the best way for citizens to make their voices heard. Your vote will help to decide who takes office and is tasked with drafting and/or voting on legislation that impacts the golf course management industry.

Check your registration status

The U.S. Chamber tool allows you to check and verify your registration status, party affiliation, registered address, and other important election day details.

Register to Vote

Visit the U.S. Chamber Action Voter Toolkit to register to vote and make your voice heard in this election.

Absentee ballots and early voting information

Visit Vote.org to request an absentee ballot or get information for early voting in your state.

Find out who is running for elected office

GCSAA’s Voter Voice action alert center allows you to look up your elected officials running for office. Go to the Find Politicians tool, select the Candidates radio button, type in your zip code and select the arrow key.

COVID-19's Impact on the 2020 Elections

This slide deck offers an overview of the potential impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.

Be sure to take part in our nation’s democratic process. Cast your vote in the primary and general elections in 2020 and share a picture of yourself on social media using the #GolfVotes hashtag to show that golf is actively engaging in the political process! Show Congress the golf industry is paying attention to what is going on in Washington, D.C. GCSAA will be sharing your posts on its social media platforms.

The presidential election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. President Donald Trump is seeking re-election as the incumbent. Former Vice President Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee when Sen. Bernie Sanders, the last other major candidate in the Democratic primary, suspended his campaign on April 8. The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are being held from February to August 2020. This nominating process is an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party's nominees for president and vice president.

Presidential Election Toolkit


National Conventions

Both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be held virtually. The DNC takes place Aug. 17-20, while the GOP hosts the RNC Aug. 24-27.

U.S. House of Representatives

All 435 voting seats of the United States House of Representatives will be filled by the 2020 elections. The Democrats currently hold the majority with 232 seats to the Republicans’ 197. Should the GOP hope to regain the majority party, they will need to “flip” at least 21 districts for a 218-seat majority. The winners of this election will serve in the 117th United States Congress.

The following incumbents have declared their intention not to seek re-election in 2020:


Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-01), Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-17), Rep. Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10).


Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02), Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03), Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19), Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-07), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09), Rep. Tom Graves (GA-14), Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15), Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-05), Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-01), Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-05), Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL), Rep. Peter T. King (NY-02), Rep. George Holding (NC-02), Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11), Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), Rep. Phil Roe (TN-02), Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17), Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24), Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05).

U.S. Senate

33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for contested election. The winners of this election will be elected to a six-year term from Jan. 3, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2027. In addition, the seat left vacant by the late John McCain and the seat left vacant by Johnny Isakson’s resignation will be filled by special elections. In total, Democrats will defend 12 seats while Republicans defend 23. Republicans hope to maintain their majority, which currently sits at 53 seats while Democrats hope to flip the Senate by gaining at least three seats.

Congressional Election Toolkit

Eleven states will hold gubernatorial elections on Nov. 3. Nine of the 11 states will elect a governor for the next four years while New Hampshire and Vermont will elect a governor for a two-year term. The states include Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

Gubernatorial Election Toolkit

The National Conference of State Legislatures released a pre-election analysis tool tracking partisan control in legislatures and states, statewide ballot measures, and election administration information.